Targets and Plans

Using an environmental management indicator to monitor GHG emissions from ships and set reduction targets

NYK has been making efforts to address climate change by reducing GHG emissions from the company's ships. To achieve this goal, the company has introduced an environmental-management indicator to establish and manage reduction targets for vessel GHG emissions.
Our indicator, which is based on IMO*1 guidelines, determines GHG emissions per unit of vessel-transport work.

  1. *1IMO
    International Maritime Organization
    A UN specialist organization to promote intergovernmental cooperation and formulate treaties and protocols covering technical and legal questions in marine transport and shipping

Our achievement of GHG reduction results and latest goals are as follows.

  1. *2On September 30, 2021, NYK announced Target of Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 for Oceangoing Businesses.
    Please refer the below roadmap for GHG reduction and press release
  1. *3SBT (Science Based Targets)
    Science-based GHG reduction targets in line with Paris Agreement goals.

The progress of the current goal is as follows.

Environmental management indicator for certain types of vessels

Type of Vessel Environmental management indicator
(Unit: g-CO2e/ton-km)
Improvement rate
Fiscal Year 2015 Fiscal Year 2016 Fiscal Year 2017 Fiscal Year 2018 Fiscal Year 2019 Fiscal Year 2020 Compared to Fiscal Year 2015
Scope1 (Ships + Aircraft) 6.36 6.33 6.26 6.20 6.18 6.11 -3.93%
  • *A decline in the environmental management indicator represents an improvement.

GHQ Environmental Management Program for FY2020

Targets Action Plan Review Self
Assess
1 Promotion of environmental activities
  1. 1Maintain the Group multisite environmental certification and enhance governance at sites
  2. 2Continually improve EMS manual
  3. 3Maintain ISO 14001 certification
  4. 4Hold Safety & Environmental Management Committee meeting
  5. 5Hold the Group Environmental Management Conference
  1. 1Maintain the Group multisite environmental certification and enhance governance at sites
  2. 2Continually improve EMS manual
  3. 3Maintain ISO 14001 certification
  4. 4Hold Safety & Environmental Management Committee meeting
  5. 5Hold the Group Environmental Management Conference
  1. 1Continued activities catered to each region and business sector and verified certification according to customer requirements (46 sites)
  2. 22 updates of EMP
  3. 3Updated ISO14001 certification by multi-site
  4. 4Held Safety & Environmental Management Committee (SEMC) meeting (May)
  5. 5Held the Group Environmental Management Conference (November)
2 Formulation of and adherence to shipping industry and the Company standards
  1. 1Compliance of treaties and regulations regarding vessel operation
  2. 2Contribute to formulation of international rules for realization of sustainable societies through industrywide effort
  1. 1NAV9000 standard review
  2. 2Proactively participate in the formulation of international rules
  1. 1commenced e- audit (August)
  2. 2Actively contributed to formulation of international rules
    ⇒Participated in boards and committees (industry group boards and IMO MEPC)
3 Prevention of global warming
  1. 130% improvement of fuel efficiency by 2030 compared to 2015
  2. 2Determine total GHG emissions for the Group
  3. 3Continue studies toward initiating internal carbon pricing and TCFD
  1. 1Implement fuel-saving initiatives and collect data for calculating environmental management indicator
  2. 2Realization of GHG reduction based on the IMO target and the new medium-term management goals
  3. 3Consider introducing of internal carbon pricing
  1. 1Implemented fuel-saving initiatives and collected data for calculating environmental management indicator
  2. 23.9% improved from 2015
    Environment Management Indicator : 6.11
  3. 3introduced Internal Carbon Pricing as reference
4 Prevention of air pollution
Reduce NOx and SOx emissions
  1. 1Use of electronically controlled engines
  2. 2NOx/SOx emissions reduction equipment
  1. 1Installed the electronically controlled engine to 6 new vessels
  2. 2Installed one NOx reduction system.
    Decided to install 111 SOx reduction systems in accumulated total
5 Marine environment conservation
Adoption of environmentally friendly technologies, etc.
  1. 1Advance installation of ballast water management systems
  2. 2Scrap ships in an environment-friendly manner
  3. 3Advance installation of our Total Bilge System
  1. 1Expand installation
  2. 2Adhere to 'NYK Standards' on ship recycling
  3. 3Actively installed on new vessels to comply with standards
  1. 1Installed systems on 243 vessels
  2. 2Adhered to 'NYK Standards' on ship recycling for 4 vessels decommissioned.
    IHM (Inventory of Hazadous Materials) installation on board in progress, before the treaty comes effective
  3. 3Installed to 5 vessels
6 Efforts for saving resources, saving energy, reducing waste, and recycling, etc.
Reduce the water/paper consumption at the headquarters and GHG (electricity/steam) emissions by 0.5% compared to fiscal 2019 Performed periodic measurements and internal information-sharing to ensure thorough office energy savings. Achieved targets of following items.
Water : 36.7%,
Paper : 60.4%,
CO2 emission from electricity : 15.1%
CO2 emission from boiler increased by 31.4%
7 Stimulation of interest in environmental conservation activities
  1. 1Conduct environmental training
  2. 2Conduct environmental e-Learning programs
  3. 3Share information with group employees
  1. 1Conducted environmental training and workshops
  2. 2Created environmental e-Learning content and improved the number of participants (participation rate)
  3. 3Report environmental articles in internal newsletter and conduct environmental conservation campaigns
  1. 1Conducted environmental training and workshops, conducted training for new employees and CSR training(April and October)
  2. 2Conducted e-Learning during November through January participation rate : 95%
  3. 3Continued to post environmental articles in internal newsletter and held environmental senryu competition in Japan, in addition to photo contests (June to September)
8 Disclosure of environmental information
  1. 1Issue NYK Report
  2. 2Respond to external survey on the environment
  3. 3Provide up-to-date environmental information through website
  4. 4Disclose GHG emissions information
  1. 1Review, update, and release content
  2. 2Actively participate in external surveys and present the environmental activities of the Group
  3. 3Review and update the included items
  4. 4Disclose and verify scopes 1, 2, and 3 GHG data
  1. 1Issued NYK Report ⇒ Japanese version released in July and English version released in September
  2. 2Actively participated in external surveys and presented the environmental activities of the Group ⇒ 15 surveys
  3. 3Reviewed and updated website
  4. 4Third-party certification received from the Japan Quality Assurance Organization (August)

GHQ Environmental Management Program for FY2021

Targets Action Plan Intermediate Review
from April 2021 to September 2021
1 Promotion of environmental activities
  1. 1Maintain the Group multisite environmental certification and enhance governance at sites
  2. 2Continually improve EMS manual
  3. 3Maintain ISO 14001 certification
  4. 4Hold Safety & Environmental Management Committee meeting
  5. 5Hold the Group Environmental Management Conference
  1. 1Maintain the Group multisite environmental certification and enhance governance at sites
  2. 2Continually improve EMS manual
  3. 3Maintain ISO 14001 certification
  4. 4Hold Safety & Environmental Management Committee meeting
  5. 5Hold the Group Environmental Management Conference
  1. 1Continued activities catered to each region and business sector and verified certification. (46 sites)
  2. 2No update on EMS manual.
  3. 3Maintained ISO 14001-2014 certification.
  4. 4Held the Safety & Environmental Committee, Environment part. (July)
  5. 5Planed the Group Environment Management Conference. (December)
2 Formulation of and adherence to shipping industry and the Company standards
  1. 1Understand treaties, laws and regulations related to ships and thoroughly comply with them
  2. 2Contribute to formulation of international rules for realization of sustainable societies through industrywide effort
  1. 1Conducting vessels and ship management companies audit in accordance with NAV9000 system
  2. 2Proactively participate in the formulation of international rules
  1. 1Continued e-audit.
  2. 2Participated in IMO MEPC76. (June)
3 Prevention of global warming
  1. 130% improvement of fuel efficiency by 2030 compared to 2015
  2. 2Determine total GHG emissions for the Group
  3. 3Continue studies toward initiating internal carbon pricing and TCFD
  1. 1Implement fuel-saving initiatives and collect data for calculating the fuel efficiency
  2. 2Realization of GHG reduction based on the IMO target and the new medium-term management goals
  3. 3Consider effective use of internal carbon pricing and TCFD standard
  1. 1Obtained external certification by totaling GHG emissions in 2020.
  2. 2Quarterly cross-departmental committees were set up for each level of managements, managers, and young officers to discuss KPI formulation, approach to customers, and sharing of successful cases.
    • ESG Management Committee (Senior Management)
    • GHG Reduction Task Force (Managers)
    • IBIS Challenge (Business divisions)
  3. 3Commenced new scenario analysis.
4 Prevention of air pollution
Reduce NOx and SOx emissions
  1. 1Ordering vessels that meet environmental regulations
  2. 2Proper use of low -sulphur fuel oil
  1. 1Orderd 4 vessels that meet the environmental regulations.
  2. 2Zero de-bunkering due to off-spec.
5 Marine environment conservation
Adoption of environmentally friendly technologies, etc.
  1. 1Advance installation of ballast water management systems
  2. 2Scrap ships in an environment-friendly manner
  3. 3Contribution to fact-finding of marine plastic pollution
  1. 1Expand installation
  2. 2Compliance with NYK standards for ship recycling
  3. 3Continuous collection of micro-plastic by vessels
  1. 1Installed systems on 266 vessels.
  2. 2No vessel recycled.
  3. 3Continued collection by dry bulk vessels.
6 Efforts for saving resources, saving energy, reducing waste, and recycling, etc.
Reduce the water/paper consumption at the headquarters and GHG
(electricity/steam) emissions by 0.5% compared to fiscal 2019
Performed periodic measurements and internal information-sharing to ensure thorough office energy savings. Following result comparing with 1st half 2020.
Electricity : -1.9%
Paper : -10.4%
Boiler : +9.1%
Water : +10.4%
Achieved targets for items other than boiler comparing with 1st half 2019 before COVID-19
7 Stimulation of interest in environmental conservation activities
  1. 1Conduct environmental training
  2. 2Conduct environmental e-Learning programs
  3. 3Share information with group employees
  1. 1Conducted environmental training and workshops
  2. 2Created environmental e-Learning content and improved the number of participants (participation rate)
  3. 3Report environmental articles in internal newsletter and conduct environmental conservation campaigns
  1. 1Conducted ESG training for new employees. (April)
    Conducted standard training for ISO 14001 personnel. (May)
  2. 2Updated e-Learning contents.
  3. 3Continued to post environmental articles in internal newsletter, and held environmental senryu competition and eco quiz in Japan in addition to photo contests.
8 Disclosure of environmental information
  1. 1Issue NYK Report
  2. 2Respond to external survey on the environment
  3. 3Provide up-to-date environmental information through website
  4. 4Disclose GHG emissions information
  1. 1Review, update, and release content
  2. 2Actively participate in external surveys and present the environmental activities of the Group
  3. 3Review and update the included items
  4. 4Disclose and verify scopes 1, 2, and 3 GHG data
  1. 1Issued NYK Report.
    Japanese version : August
    English version : September
  2. 2Responded to 9 questionnaires and interviews.
  3. 3Reviewed and updated website.
  4. 4Disclosed with the certification of Japan Quality Assurance Organization.